- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 11, 2007

 MIAMI — The Nationals were greeted by a familiar face in an unusual setting yesterday: Dick Vitale on a baseball field during batting practice. The hyper ESPN college basketball analyst attended this game for reasons unknown (perhaps years of watching the Devil Rays in person have conditioned him for bad baseball).

 Several Washington pitchers couldn’t wait to meet Dicky V, including resident basketball expert Mike Bacsik and rookie Ross Detwiler, who talked some Missouri State hoops with him. Perhaps Vitale now will dub Detwiler a “Diaper Dandy.”


“Regardless of the quality of hitters, from what I’ve seen in the past, he doesn’t just compete with them. He dominates them.”

— Manny Acta on left-handed reliever Arnie Munoz, who has pitched for several years in the Dominican Winter League


Nationals LHP Mike Bacsik (5-8, 4.65) vs. Marlins LHP Chris Seddon (0-0, 0.00), 7:05 p.m., MASN, AM-1500, FM-107.7

Mark Zuckerman

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